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Volunteering can be a remarkable adventure—for volunteers, it’s a way to connect with your community, meet new people and foster purposeful relationships, share your skills and learn new ones, have fun, and most importantly, “do good”, in a world that sorely needs it. For nonprofit organizations, it’s a creative and rewarding way to better serve your constituents and accomplish more than the resources at hand would provide. It’s also a way to bring new perspective and vitality to an organization.

SOAR 55 (Service Opportunities After Reaching 55), a program of Newton Community Service Center, is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service national network of volunteers agencies that tap the passion and experience of people over 55 to improve society. Founded on a national service model with the experience of engaging millions of volunteers across the country, SOAR 55 is an established volunteer program with a dedicated staff who will assist you in answering the question, “How can I help in a way that is meaningful, interesting and fits into my schedule?” 

Read more about SOAR 55 in a recent article from the Fall 2011 issue of Wellesley/Weston Magazine.

If you are over 55 year of age, we invite you to share your experience, make connections, use your skills and learn new ones, all while making a difference in your community.

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If you represent a non-profit looking to recruit qualified volunteers who can help to enhance and improve the quality and productivity of your organization, or you would like a team of volunteer nonprofit management consultants to help you with strategic, business, program or marketing plans, we invite you to explore how SOAR 55 can help.

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Why does Tufts Health Plan support SOAR 55?

SOAR 55 serves the communities of Newton, Wellesley, Wayland, Framingham, Natick, Weston, and Ashland.

SOAR 55 Offices:
492 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465
Jan Latorre-Stiller, Senior Director
617-969-5906, ext. 120,

Satellite Office
Framingham Public Library
49 Lexington Street, Framingham MA 01702
Staffed by Lois Levick, SOAR 55 Volunteer Outreach Coordinator
508-532-5570, ext. 4353,


Jan Latorre-Stiller

Senior Director, SOAR 55

Phone: (617) 969-5906 x 120

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